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Feb 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
the president's use of drones to kill al qaeda suspects, including, in some cases, u.s. citizens. our national investigative correspondent michael isikoff broke the story and has our report. >> reporter: drones have been called president obama's weapon of choice. during his four years as commander in chief, u.s. military and cia drone strikes have accelerated in an unprecedented pace. more than 400 cia strikes against targets in pakistan and yemen. eight times as many as under president bush. >> they have been very precise, precision strikes against al qaeda, and their affiliates. >> these strikes are legal. they are ethical. and they are wise. >> reporter: but today, new questions about drone strikes targeting american citizens, including anwar al awlaki. born in new mexico, and killed in yemen in 2011. he allegedly directed the so-called underwear bomber, who tried to blow up an airliner over detroit in 2009. but awlaki was never charged with a crime. nbc news has obtained this confidential 16-page justice department memo that concludes lethal strikes against u.s. citizens, who are operation
NBC
Feb 1, 2013 4:00am EST
with the head of the -- this will be the highest level u.s. meeting with syrian opposition since it began uprising nearly two years ago. more than 60,000 people have been killed in that war. >>> defense secretary nominee chuck hagel expected to be confirmed despite a contentious confirmation hearing. he spent hours answering questions from the armed services committee in the senate. lawmakers wanted clarification on various positions hagel has taken in the past. at one point he grappled over whether he was wrong to oppose the 2007 surge in iraq. >> were you correct or incorrect when you said that the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam. >> i'm not going to give you a yes or no. it's far more complicated than that. >> if confirmed, hagel will replace leon panetta as defense secretary and be the only republican in president obama's cabinet and the first vietnam veteran to hold that position. the transportation secretary who is also a republican expected to resign as well. this should be wrapped up with the senate vote for chuck hagel next w
NBC
Feb 7, 2013 6:00pm EST
. there was some of that, might have focused on u.s. intelligence failures that led to the death of four u.s. diplomats in benghazi action and there was some of that. mostly it was a hard look at the growing phenomenon of america going to war by remote control, and what the rules on that ought to be. >> we look forward to hearing your testimony. >> reporter: at his senate confirmation hearing, the issue is not john brennan's ability to be cia director. he's a former top agent, white house counter-terror chief when osama bin laden was killed, but protesters delayed the hearing, objecting to what they call cia torture, and u.s. drones flying in pakistan and yemen. 6 firing missiles. the administration's legal justification was finally released to congress today, plus a proposal for a closed court to review attack plans. >> to assure that drone strikes are carried out in a manner consistent with the values. >> reporter: brennan says they have been and will be and the public needs to know it. when there's no other alternative. >> cia torture, he says, is over. >> waterboarding is reprehensible a
NBC
Feb 19, 2013 5:00am EST
invasions and sexual assault of a minor. >>> today, several u.s. lawmakers are in cuba trying to get a maryland man released from prison there. maryland's congressman chris van hollen and six others are meeting with cuban leaders this morning to try to free alan gross. they say his release is the only way to improve ties between the countries. gross has been held since 2009 when he says he was trying to bring the internet to jewish communities in cuba. cuba says he was spying. he's serving a 15-year sentence. >>> congress and the white house have just ten days to reach a deal on a budget plan or billions of dollars in spending cuts will automatically take effect. lawmakers won't address that issue this week, though. they aren't in session now and won't return to washington until next week. we're learning our area is among the regions that could be hurt the most by the cuts known as the sequester. its authors say government spending makes up 20% of our local economy. defense spending alone makes up almost 10% of our ecomony. >>> many of us buy a fancy sports car or jump out of a plane
NBC
Feb 6, 2013 11:00pm EST
opinion allowing the government to kill u.s. citizens working with al qaeda. the president made the decision this evening. and it could affect confirmation hearings for his pick to be the cia director tomorrow. john brennan has been running the drone program and he and the administration have faced tough questions about the legal rationale for using drones to target americans overseas. >>> coming up, a gore may market in georgetown shut down. we'll tell you what health inspectors found, a man speaks out about his father, who lost his life trying to protect students front gunman on the alabama school bus. >> >>> popular gourmet market in georgetown shut down until further notice. the d.c. health department closed it because of a problem. >>> the man who opened fire last year, could spend more than ten years in jail. 28-year-old floyd corkins pleaded guilty today. he shot a security guard last august inside the downtown headquarters of the group. the guard was wounded. but he wrestled the gone way anyhow. corkins was carrying chick-fil-a sandwich sandwiches. he planned to smear th
NBC
Feb 6, 2013 7:00am EST
worldwide. under fire after nbc news obtained a memo that includes deadly strikes against u.s. citizens that are operational leaders of al qaeda are a lawful act of national self defense. among those targeted, an war al alawki, killed in yemen in 2011. >> it is a chilling dumt document. it sets out the government's intentions to kill american citizens. >> reporter: demanding more transparency about the strikes and is expected to target john brennan during his cia confirmation hearings, beginning tomorrow. president obama on tuesday urged congress to act. >> they should at least pass a smaller package of spending cuts and tax reforms that would delay economically damaging effect of the sequester for a few more months. >> reporter: if you think of it as a t-bone stake, the sequester is like a butcher's knife, lobbing off a big piece. republicans want to avoid the cuts but dismissed the president's proposed solution outright. the white house has made other news this week, saying the president will head to israel for the first time for the first time since taking office this spring, savanna
NBC
Feb 7, 2013 5:00pm EST
taken control of the rq-170 drone. u.s. officials say it crashlanded due to a malfunction. today iranian state television showed footage that has reportedly been downloaded from the drone. the video appears to show an aerial view of an airport in the city of kandahar, afghanistan. iran is also claiming now to have the ability to produce functional copies of smaller american surveillance drones. drones are a hot topic in washington as president obama's choice to head the cia is facing some tough questions. on the hill today, john brennan's confirmation hearing got off to a rough start. >> i speak for the mothers -- >> all right, we will stop again. >> i have a list of all the names and ages -- >> all right. we're going to halt the hearing. i'm going to ask that the room be cleared. >> five separate times today members of code pink had to be escorted out. protesters are angry about brennan's role in crafting the drone policy. targeting suspected terrorists and sometimes killing innocent victims. brennan addressed the protesters directly today, said the use of lethal force is always a last
NBC
Feb 10, 2013 6:30pm EST
, a changing of the guard today in afghanistan, a new commander of nato and u.s. forces took over. marine general joseph dunford succeeded john allen who has been in command the last 18 months. president obama has nominated allen to be the supreme allied commander in europe. the u.s. and its allies plan to hand over security to afghan forces at the end of next year. >>> when "nbc nightly news" continues on this sunday, new information about a potentially deadly disease that's made a big comeback. >>> and later, why they're all rooting for this big guy as a top contender for best in show. . transitions® lenses automatically filter just the right amount of light. so you see everything the way it's meant to be seen. maybe even a little better. visit your eyecare professional today to ask about our newest lenses, transitions vantage and transitions xtractive lenses. experience life well lit. ask which transitions adaptive lens is best for you. test. test. test. test. test. test. test.3 f1 test. test. test. >>> we're back with health news, and concern about a growing outbreak of whooping coug
NBC
Feb 19, 2013 6:00am EST
be released. >>> seven u.s. lawmakers are in cuba asking for the release of a maryland man. alan gross is serving a sentence for spying. he says he was bringing internet access to jewish communities there. maryland congressman chris van hollen and six others will meet with cuban leaders to try to free gross. they say his release is the only way to improve ties between the countries. >>> angie goff with breaking news at the live desk. >> we just got word that the president will speak out to urge action to avoid the sequester. today, he'll be joined by emergency response personnel to talk about the automatic budget cuts that will happen if congress fails to come up with a plan by next friday. the cuts could impact hundreds of thousands of jobs and mill ir day and emergency response groups would take a big hit. the president will deliver the marks at 10:45. at the live desk, angie goff, news 4. >>> maryland leaders will urge congress to avoid the sequester. baker and montgomery county executive leggett as well as yeoman will come together in rockville to make the appeal. maryland's econom
NBC
Feb 4, 2013 4:00am EST
" that decisions to target suspected terrorists with drone strikes don't come lightly and that u.s. officials make sure they are focused on somebody who is a direct threat to the united states while trying to limit collateral damage. you can watch chuck todd's full interview with the defense secretary on line. that's at meetthepressnbc.com. >>> this morning the baltimore ravens are the super bowl champions after defeating the san francisco 49ers 34-31 in a game that went down to the wire but not without a hitch. nbc's jay gray reports on all the festivities from the big easy. >> reporter: after a week of preparations and parties -- ♪ [ cheers ] >> reporter: the action moved inside. ♪ >> reporter: a poignant start. ♪ spacious skies >> reporter: students from sandy hook elementary singing "america the beautiful," and then -- ♪ o say >> reporter: a powerful denition of the national anthem -- rendition of the national anthem by alicia keys followed by the game. baltimore took a commanding lead early, and at halftime -- ♪ >> reporter: beyonce commanded the stage. ♪ all the single ladies >>
NBC
Feb 6, 2013 4:00am EST
uncovered a confidential memo on the program. the report shows deadly strikes can be ordered against u.s. citizens who are found to be operations of al qaeda. white house officials defended the program. >> we cutting those strikes because they are necessary to mitigate ongoing actual threats to stop blocks and prevent future attacks and again save american lives. these strikes are legal, they're ethical and they're wise. >> drones have been used to take out more than 400 terrorist targets in pakistan and the middle east. it's expected to be a focal point when nomination hearings begin for john brennan. >>> and the quake struck near the solomon islands and reports say at least five people were killed. people were evacuated in fiji and australiaecause of the threat of the tsunami, but warnings that were issued have been canceled. >>> the young victim of the hostage standoff celebrates his 6th birthday today, we're learning more about his intense rescue. this as investigators continue to comb the underground fortress and the underground of his captor. >> reporter: the fbi leased these phot
NBC
Feb 4, 2013 7:00am EST
. the u.s. company operating the bus had no crashes in the past two years, according to federal records. >>> the president heads to minneapolis today to meet with local leaders on the issue of gun control. in his annual presuper bowl interview last night, the president addressed a range of other issues, including the risk of brain injury in children playing football. >> i want to make sure that we're doing everything we can to make the sport safer. and that means that the game is probably going to evolve a little bit. >> president obama also addressed the boy scouts' longstanding policy of excluding gays and lesbians saying that they should have, quote, access and opportunity, the same way everyone else does. >>> a new york icon is laid to rest today at the funeral for former new york city mayor ed koch. former president bill clinton speaks at the manhattan service and koch's favorite subway station will be renamed in his honor. >>> leon panetta defended the use of unmanned drone strikes to target potential terrorists who are a threat to the u.s. in an interview on "meet the press," he
NBC
Feb 7, 2013 11:00pm EST
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NBC
Feb 22, 2013 7:00pm EST
sponsored by the u.s. postal service. the government today joined a lawsuit that had been filed earlier by one of his teammates, floyd landis. it says armstrong violated a strict ban on illegal drugs, all the while claiming he never used them. the government says armstrong and his team owners cheated the postal service out of at least $30 million that it paid to sponsor his racing team. but armstrong's lawyers say tonight the postal service's own study show it benefited tremendously from its sponsorship, benefits totalling more than $100 million. the justice department says lance armstrong's confessional television interview will be a factor as this goes forward, brian. >> pete williams in d.c. for us tonight. pete, thanks. >>> now to that huge winter storm that left parts of the midwest buried in snow overnight. it's all headed northeast now with new england looking at its third weekend in a row with significant precipitation and high winds. nbc's john yang in chicago covering for us. >> reporter: across the midwest, the day after the storm brought more treacherous travel. in iowa, a t
NBC
Feb 15, 2013 6:00pm EST
will lead the investigation and write the report into what exactly went wrong on this trip, but u.s. authorities are assisting in that report. you can be sure there will be many rules and regulations passed to try to prevent this from happening again. i'm chris pollone. i send it back to you. >> what a mess. i'm sure those people were so glad to get off the ship. >>> our weather has been beautiful, but it's getting cooler. >> we're going downhill very, very fast. i high near 60, it was gorgeous today. a lot of people enjoying it. some of you had the tops down on the cars? >> no. i saw you come in. out there right nour, the temperatures are coming down quick. we had a bit of rain come through earlier. now we're seeing some clearing skies, as the first wave moves on through. we have a lot more where that came from. take a look at the rain right now. the first bout that did drop those temperatures is now up towards the baltimore area. most of us just saw some light rain associatewood that. we also saw some wind. that is when we saw the cooler numbers, too. temperature is falling as rai
NBC
Feb 6, 2013 5:00pm EST
services online the u.s. postal service has struggled financially to keep up. like even selling greeting cards to a captive audience in line. now that the postal service is ending saturday delivery to save money, many customers like those on 18th street seemed unruffled by the change. >> it doesn't make any difference whether i get it on saturday or monday. doesn't matter. >> when i think about it, i think it's okay. >> do you get much mail on saturdays? >> no, not really. >> no first class home delivery of mail. >> i think that's okay. i think they probably should have stopped it awhile ago. >> competition has changed. >> i think it's something we can give up. >> the no saturday delivery is expected to save $2 billion a year. in the district, tom sherwood, news 4. >>> right now at 6:00, a developing story. a case of trespassing at a local school that led to the arrest of a 25-year-old man. the search of his home and the recovery of a bunch of weapons he owned. >>> police are looking for whoever set off an explosion inside a northern virginia deli. >>> a massive crowd of
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